February 15 2016 09:43AM
I met Raffi Torres for the first time at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft in Calgary. Like many of the young men who filed into the room to meet reporters that day, the likes of Rick DiPietro, Dany Heatley and Scott Hartnell, Torres was nervous, dutifully answering the same old questions as best he could.
February 12 2016 09:00AM
As ridiculous as it seems, given that the 1990-91 edition of the Edmonton Oilers were fresh from winning their fifth Stanley Cup the previous summer, you didn’t have to look very hard to see the wheels slowly coming off the Boys on the Bus – the bus itself was being dismantled piece-by-piece, actually – due to rising salaries and owner Peter Pocklington’s unwillingness (and inability) to pay them.
February 08 2016 02:35PM
Fans overreact to wins. They overreact to losses. That’s not a criticism as much as it is an observation. It’s what they do. The last four games for the Edmonton Oilers have provided a prime example of the kind of emotional roller-coaster ride I’m talking about.
February 05 2016 07:00AM
If you were to name the best Edmonton Oilers of all time who didn’t crack six feet on a tape measure, Mike York would more than likely find a spot in the top-10 of most fans. I can’t come up with a whole lot of little guys who were more effective than York was at getting things done as a member of the Oilers, despite being physically overmatched.
February 03 2016 10:27AM
Connor McDavid is all of 14 games into his NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers and I can’t think of another player wearing the silks of this franchise who has been this good this young and electrified an entire fan base the way McDavid already has since, well, you know . . .